Women Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP) is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic development.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva May 10, 2006 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,500 $719,633,750
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $521,675
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 351
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $132,195,475
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 151,712
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $586,916,600
Number of Ended Loans 5 727,730
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.41%
Amount in Arrears $0 $6,319,502
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $85,269,409
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 20,931
Default Rate 0.00% 1.14%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,699,908
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $586,916,600
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 19,481
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.27%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,945,073
Refund Rate 5,606.67% 0.68%
Amount of Refunded Loans $252,300 $4,898,125
Number of Refunded Loans 301 5,415

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 50.65% 74.39%
Average Loan Size $839 $416
Average Individual Loan Size $839 $653
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,848
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,938
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 46.62% 7.01%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 3.42 days 6.36 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $245.15 $65.43
  Average Loan Term 8.11 months 10.77 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 412 353,817
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.33%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.91 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 3.30 1.57

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 32.02% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.5% -1.84%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 19.57%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Kevin Abago
Alice Apendi
Hellen Athieno
Vicky Auma
Beatrice Awor
Alex Emunyu
Robins Esayet
Florence Imagoro
Stephen Okoth
AUMA VICKY
Abbo Yedidah